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How can you help Child Sexual Abuse survivors? 
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Disclosure: I am a #FormerVictim, a survivor and now an achiever.
I am a former victim of childhood sexual abuse. It got better for me. It will get better for you. Help is available. Sources of information in the UK:
Mind Childline
Male Survivor
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

If you are experiencing abuse, or have been abused and need help, search for more information from information providers in your region. Talk to professionals that you trust. Be wary of anyone offering help by meeting up. There are people who will understand what you're going through, even if you can't believe its possible.

A big thank you ♥ for watching! My previous post on this:

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Well said Greg Judge! The #LibDems bitesize #Manifesto 2015 in #BritishSignLanguage #BSL #YouTube allows #LipReading with #Captions so those in the #Deaf community or those with #Hearing loss #Sensory impairment can find accessible information about the #GE2015 and the #Liberal #Democrats. Working for a #Fairer #Society and a Stronger #Economy delivering #Opportunity for Everyone
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I am glad Nick Clegg has set out an economic red line

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister has set an economic 'red line' for potential coalition talks. Nick has called for a ‘Stability Budget’ within the first 50 days of the next parliament. Nick has outlined clearly that "there will be no deal if there is no stability". 

The red line will ensure that any future coalition government involving the Liberal Democrats sticks to the economic path to recovery that the party has secured. It really is only thanks to Liberal Democrats that the country has the stability to deal with the deficit and restore growth. Nick stressed that there will be no room for negotiation with any party threatening to risk this recovery.

Nick said: "The only certainty about this election is that neither Labour nor the Conservatives will win a majority. So making sure the next government is safe and stable is the first and biggest challenge.

"The Liberal Democrats have proved that we will do that. We will not let our government be dragged down by uncertainty and instability. We will be the guarantors of stability – just as we were in 2010.

"David Cameron, Ed Miliband - the Liberal Democrats won’t let you bluff your way through. We won’t let you risk our economic recovery.

"We will have a stability budget, to take place within 50 days of election day, a pre-condition of any coalition arrangement.

"There will be no deal if there is no stability. No coalition without coming clean with the British people. This too, is a red line.

"Let me tell you what will lie at the heart of it: A commitment to balance the books, in a timely fashion and in a fair way; and a clear commitment to our world class public services, including the money that our nurseries, schools and colleges need.

"We will add a heart to a Conservative Government and a brain to a Labour one.

"We will guarantee stability, decency and unity. Only the Liberal Democrats will cut less than the Conservatives and borrow less than Labour.

"And only the Liberal Democrats will put the national interest first and build a stronger economy and a fairer society."
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Michael Beckett, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Scarborough and Whitby #GE2015 #LibDems #StrongerEconomy #FairerSociety #OpportunityforEveryone
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The CVT charity has a menu of options to choose from and to say they were forced without any other choice of way forward is disingenuous, they made the choice before consulting residents with learning disabilities about what care they wanted!
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Well said that man! Dr Vince Cable, HM Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
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Nick Clegg is a #Cleggend!
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Education, the truth about Tuition Fees!

Tuition Fees: Every one knows the Liberal Democrats couldn't deliver their policy on tuition fees. The truth is both Labour and the Conservatives supported higher fees, and as LibDems did not win the General Election, they were unable to carry out our promise without backing from either of the two other parties. Although that's no excuse, they are proud that we made sure the system was as fair as possible. 

How much does university cost? Nobody pays a penny for university tuition fees until they have graduated and are earning over £21,000. How much you pay depends on how much you earn after.

And all graduates repay less per month than under the old system which you started to repay at £15,000. If you lose your job or earn less than £21,000, you pay nothing at all. After 30 years, any remaining debt is wiped off.

Can poor students still afford university? Yes, definitely. Nobody has to pay anything until they graduate. And because of the way LibDems have designed the system, the poorest 30 per cent of graduates pay less overall than under the old system.

Liberal Democrats made sure that the new system came with fee waivers, bursaries, a National Scholarship programme and higher maintenance grants for people whose parents earn less than about £42,000.

How do students know if they’re getting a good deal? 
Universities now have to provide much more information about things like contact time for lectures and tutorials and the jobs that graduates go on to, so students can make an informed choice.

Why did Liberal Democrats allow tuition fees to increase? Neither the Conservatives nor Labour agreed with LibDems policy to end tuition fees. They both supported the Browne Review, which actually recommended unlimited fees. Given the state of the public finances Labour left the country with, LibDems therefore had to compromise with the Conservatives.

However Liberal Democrats worked hard to make sure that students got the best deal, given the circumstances. 

Have you apologised for breaking your pledge?
Yes. Nick Clegg made a public apology in a video. As a party, LibDems have learned from their mistake and will never again make a promise to the British people unless they are absolutely sure they can keep it.

Did you consider a graduate tax instead?
The new system is effectively a 30-year graduate tax, in that graduates repay 9 per cent of their income over £21,000. If they lose their job or their income falls below £21,000, they will not pay anything. LibDems did look at a full graduate tax, but we discovered foreign students or people who move abroad after university would be able to avoid repaying the cost of their tuition.

See Martin Lewis the Money Saving expert's take on this:

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Scarborough and Whitby's Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for May 2015. A cross sector leader and community campaigner, putting people at the heart of policy.
Mike Beckett has a heart ♡ for people putting them and their experience at the center of what he does. Mike wants to connect with individual persons who can help him add value to the lives of the public as both an entrepreneur and politician. Mike is passionate for pragmatic ways to innovate and improve outcomes for society and has a driving work ethic to achieve excellence.

Mike lives in ⌘ North Yorkshire with his wife, cat and two dogs and likes politics, with an abiding interest in the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom, as an internationalist he also follows the EU and ALDE, the UN and the international community. I particularly like Mennonite and also Moravian, Anabaptist, Orthodox and Celtic expressions of Christianity. A proponent of subsidiarity, Local Exchange Trading Systems, Credit Unions, mutually owned cooperatives, rights with responsibility, personal & corporate ethics and caring for business in general as productivity and trade can help bring economic stability and foster peace. Mike is active in the voluntary and community sector as he likes to contribute to Civil Society making our Society bigger and better for everyone.

Mike has worked as a cross sector leader with a portfolio career, for example in the (NHS) National Health Service, as a homeless shelter manager, a (CAB) Citizens Advice Bureau manager, the Executive Director and Company Secretary of a local Mind charitable company and as the Trust Administrator for the Mennonite Trust. At University of London, Goldsmith College he read Politics with Economics.

Mike is a progressive cooperator with a belief in the need to engage with all people involved in Community Politics, Social Policy, Ethics, Business and Commerce, Economics, Governance and Public Affairs. Mike believes corporate governance is essential, with monitoring through internal audit procedures, supervision and total quality management systems.

Michael Beckett is standing for Parliament in May 2015 for Whitby and Scarborough. Mike trained with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and in December 2011 achieved the Diploma in Company Direction, having earlier that year received a Distinction in the Certificate in Company Direction. Mike is committed to continuing professional development and implementing ethical decisions.

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I generally follow back if you are cordial & active. I look for public posts, a picture, a completed about page preferably with links, areas of common interest and comments. Due to the circling follow limit, I periodically review who I follow, specifically to remove inactive accounts from my follow list. ♺ ن

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I am a former victim of abuse. It got better for me. It will get better for you.Help is available.
Sources of information in the UK:

If you are experiencing abuse, or have been abused and need help, search for more information from information providers in your region. Talk to professionals that you *trust*. Be wary of anyone offering help by meeting up. There are people who will understand what you're going through, even if you can't believe its possible.

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In 2011 Mike received a Certificate in Company Direction with Distinction from the Institute of Directors (IoD) progressing to achieve the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. In June 2010 as Executive Director of York and District Mind the charity was rated by the Social Return On Investment network for the RBS SE100 index ranking the social enterprise as 69th in the UK overall and 35th in terms of impact, in Yorkshire and Humber region 6th overall and 3rd in terms of impact. More info:
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    Diploma in Company Direction - Institute of Directors, 2011 - 2011
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Certificate in Company Direction - Institute of Directors (IoD) with Distinction, 2011 - 2011
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